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The European Equality Law Network Annual Seminar on 26 November — what is it and why does it matter?

What is the European Equality Law Network Annual Seminar?

The seminar is an annual event which brings together lawyers and legal experts active in the equality and non-discrimination field. This year, it will take place on 26 November, online, by invitation only with circa 200 participants.

Invitees will include representatives of the European Commission, national Governments, national equality bodies, a small number of selected European NGOs, as well as the members of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Commissioner Helena Dalli, the European Commissioner for Equality, as well as Adam Bodnar, former head of the Polish equality body.

Workshops will be organised focusing on current topics of relevance in the area of equality and non-discrimination.

The seminar is a closed event and attendees require an invitation in order to participate.


Why is the EELN Annual Seminar important?

The seminar is one of the yearly highlights for lawyers working in the equality and non-discrimination field, as well as the 70+ legal experts working for the network. It constitutes an invaluable occasion to share practices and experiences with peers from all over Europe and to discuss recent developments in EU law such as recent case law from the Court of Justice of the EU and from the European Court of Human Rights. It also serves as an occasion to not only share practices, but also to present the work and publications undertaken during the year.


What is MPG’s role?

MPG’s director, Isabelle Chopin, will be chairing the opening session and will take an active part in workshop discussions. She also serves as the network’s ‘Specialist Coordinator for Non-discrimination Law’ and has historically played an important role advocating for improvements to non-discrimination law in the EU.

About the European Equality Law Network (EELN)

EELN is a European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

Learn more about EELN.

About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.

Learn more about the Migration Policy Group.

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